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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Paint first or glue first?

08-16-2017 02:21 AM by MrFid

Hi folks, I have a question for the expert finishers around here. I am wor...

4 08-17-2017 01:27 PM
View DavidOveracre's profile

Help with epoxy spots

08-17-2017 11:59 AM by DavidOveracre

Hey folks,I poured some epoxy to fill worm holes in a pine tabletop I’m...

0 08-17-2017 11:59 AM
View augdog's profile

Evening out color without staining

08-16-2017 05:03 PM by augdog

This table was improperly finished with an uneven surface and polyurethaned h...

6 08-16-2017 09:55 PM
View king_nickizzle's profile

Not getting a smooth epoxy finish

08-15-2017 02:29 AM by king_nickizzle

I’m using epoxy to go over a slab of black walnut. My first coat looked...

17 08-16-2017 07:37 PM
View genakaye's profile

Help! New Cypress kitchen cabinets- lap marks/ uneven finish

08-15-2017 03:10 PM by genakaye

Hi, new here! A year ago yesterday my house flooded! I finally just had my ca...

8 08-16-2017 06:04 PM
View c4brian's profile

Best technique for finishing a tamarind slab

08-16-2017 03:44 AM by c4brian

Beginner here. I’ve got a spalted slab of living edge tamarind, 78&#...

0 08-16-2017 03:44 AM
View nogeel's profile

Finishing two sided sign

08-14-2017 03:12 AM by nogeel

I have a sign I am painting in MDF. The challenge I am having trouble paintin...

1 08-14-2017 07:17 PM
View metroplexchl's profile

Storing finishes in corked glass jars

08-12-2017 08:30 PM by metroplexchl

I searched the archives and didn’t find anything about this, but i was ...

9 08-13-2017 10:21 AM
View tool_junkie's profile

Staining Birch Plywood?

09-15-2011 04:51 PM by tool_junkie

Hello, I am ready to start applying stain to a TV cabinet I recently built...

17 08-12-2017 08:30 PM
View geejayvee3's profile

1960s baseboards

08-11-2017 05:02 PM by geejayvee3

Hi, I recently moved into a new tri-level home built in 1964. I am trying to ...

7 08-11-2017 11:08 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Shou sugi ban wisdom.

05-17-2017 11:36 PM by RussellAP

Love this process, that is unless the wind is blowing. Toasting cedar and pin...

21 08-11-2017 09:29 PM
View Sageish's profile

Curious about finishing Baltic Birch

07-16-2017 01:16 PM by Sageish

I’m curious what kind of finish would be best to use on baltic birch. I...

4 08-11-2017 08:57 PM
View Micah Muzny's profile

UPDATED!: What type of 2 part epoxy for inside mugs or tankards.

10-17-2014 04:11 PM by Micah Muzny

I was looking into making the wood mugs or tankards like you see and renaissa...

19 08-11-2017 12:33 PM
View artislee's profile

Should I bleach unfinished SPF lumber to remove stains?(solved)

07-11-2017 08:59 AM by artislee

Hello, I have a project that I used SPF lumber from home depot on and I am fa...

3 08-11-2017 08:50 AM
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Fire resistant finish???(solved)

08-10-2017 02:13 AM by artislee

Hello, I am looking to find out if anyone knows of a way to finish a wood tab...

13 08-11-2017 08:41 AM
View bygrace's profile

Brush marks in urethane finish

08-10-2017 06:52 PM by bygrace

I’m finishing up a farmhouse table for a client. She saw a previous tab...

9 08-11-2017 05:43 AM
View mchapman87's profile

White washing over charred wood.

07-11-2017 02:49 PM by mchapman87

Ok so I have a question, that may just be as simple as giving it a try. I am ...

1 08-11-2017 04:38 AM
View Vindex's profile

Trouble rubbing out Urethane Varnish

08-09-2017 05:56 AM by Vindex

I have started practicing rubbing out a finish on test pieces, and the result...

19 08-10-2017 02:56 AM
View LeOmkr's profile

What finish should be applied for my first ever woodworking project - The Overhang Chair in Walnut

08-09-2017 03:14 PM by LeOmkr

Hello all, I recently completed my first ever woodworking project. I am a ...

7 08-10-2017 12:31 AM
View SethA73's profile

Staining and finishing

08-08-2017 05:46 PM by SethA73

I need the best tips and techniques for staining and finish costing. If there...

8 08-09-2017 08:48 PM

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